medical negligence

Start your No Win, No Fee Medical Negligence claim today.

Have you or a loved one suffered as a result of poor treatment, advice or diagnosis from a medical professional. Our medical negligence experts are here to help.

Contact Solicitors On Your Side to make a No Win, No Fee Medical Negligence claim.

What could my medical negligence claim be worth?

According to the National Health Service Litigation Authority, the average payout in the UK is £50,000.

However, all medical negligence cases are different and the amount of compensation you could receive depends on different factors such as physical damage you’ve suffered, as well as, special damages such as psychological damage, loss of earnings, time taken off work, and any changes to your life.

The Judicial College Guidelines can give us an idea of payouts for specific injuries such as:

  • Injuries to internal organs could be as high as £146,000
  • Injuries which paralyse all or part of the body can range from £39,000 to £322,000
  • Injuries resulting in brain damage or sensory loss could be as high as £322,000

What are the time limits for making claim?

In most cases, you will have either three years from the date of your injury or three years from the date that you found out that you had suffered medical negligence, to make a claim.

However, some exceptions are made to this, these can include:

  • If the medical negligence claim involves a child, then you can claim on their behalf anytime up until their 18th After that date, they will have three years to make a claim themselves.
  • If you or the person you’re claiming for is ‘mentally incapacitated’ – that is, unable to claim for reasons such as brain damage, then there is no time limit.

Start your No Win, No Fee Medical Negligence claim today. FAQ's

  • What type of medical negligence can I claim for?

    There are many types of medical negligence that could be a reason to bring a medical negligence claim, these can include:

    • Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis
    • Negligent cosmetic procedures
    • Mistakes during dental work
    • Care home negligence
    • Pressure sore claims
    • Incorrect surgery
    • Birth injuries
  • How long will my claim take?

    Medical negligence claims take on average between 12-18 months for a straightforward case, however, can take much longer for more complex cases.

    Throughout your case, your solicitor keeps you updated regularly on any key updates and progress of your claim.

  • Will I need to go to court?

    It’s very unlikely that you will need to go to court for your claim.

    If your case does go all the way to court, Solicitors On Your Side will do all they can to ensure that you do not need to attend court yourself, our solicitors will endeavour to represent you outside of court.

    As a last resort, if your claim is disputed, you may have to attend court. You will be required to provide evidence of your injuries, any financial losses, and your own account of the accident.

  • Do I need to have a medical exam?

    As part of your claim, you will be required to have a medical assessment so that your injuries can be fully assessed by a medical professional.

    This medical exam will help us to claim the maximum compensation for you. Doctors will need to examine you to determine how your injury has affected your overall health, or impacted any existing conditions. If you do not claim until after you have healed, you will still need a medical report.

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